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new york today. boy, they don't need that. bonnie schneider with a look at the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. the storm we've been talking about is working its way to extreme northeastern new england. it is hitting canada hard. quebec is getting more snow. i mentioned yesterday that cold air would come in behind the system. it sure has. scranton at 26. below freezing in new york city at 31. just to let you know, it's not over yet. a brand new storm system set up these winter weather advisories for pennsylvania and into new york, washington, d.c., and the mountains of virginia. you can see also ohio slammed again after so much snow from the first system. so the way it's going to play out, saturday into sunday, this system is likely going to bring heavier snow to areas of northern pennsylvania in terms of snowfall totals. it's not going to be as big of a snowmaker or a blizzard maker from what we saw last time, but it will produce strong snowfall through central connecticut and rhode island. new england, you know winters can be long. winter is not officially -- is officially h
. >>> want to bring in today's power panel. congressman gerald nadler of new york, jackie hilling and ezra klein, msnbc policy analyst and "washington post" columnist. jackie, i want to start with you. last night was the fourth time we as a country have watched this president have to address a national tragedy like this. i want to remind everybody of the last three times that we have seen the president take to a mic to comfort the country. >> it may be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy, but this much we do know. no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts. >> this tragedy prompts reflection and debate, as it should. let's make sure it's worthy of those we have lost. >> i hope that over the next several days, next several weeks and next several months, we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence. >> can we recognize the president's words last night that enough is enough, and that something will come out of this, because right now, the country is in need of something stronger, and some resolve as we just point out with the
to find it quickly. >> good morning. it's monday, december the 3rd here in new york city. the christmas tree all lit up. with us on set, msnbc contributor mike barnicle, pulitzer prize-winnering historian jon meacham, author of "thomas jefferson." "fortune's" assistant managing editor leigh gallagher and political analyst, former chairman of the rnc, michael steele. and i'm willie geist. joe and mika have the day off today. there's so much to talk about, but we do have to begin with the ties, if we could. it's not just mike. mike's getting all the focus here this morning, and that is inexcusable. >> could i just say, in the words of speaker john boehner, we need to find common ground here, and we need to do it quick. >> there ain't going to be any between these two ties, my man. over here, good news, jon meacham will be number one on "the new york times" best-seller list this weekend. >> hear, hear. >> his book, "jefferson." bad news is he's going to get there wearing that tie with bunny rabbits on it. here they are. could we get a text poll? >> can i just tell you, i got this from haro
york city, for instance. >> dave: new jersey, connecticut. >> clayton: you're not living the dream. >> juliet: it's sort of subjective. well, actually not subjective you can look exactly at what people live here for 250 or people in san francisco, another expensive city, it doesn't go that long, didn't go that far. >> dave: the bottom line, it appears they've moved the goal post and it may be around the $400,000 mark and that may be the new 250 if you will. may be where ne get the deal done. and upwards towards the 500 mark, but here are two congressmen on perhaps moving this up. >> the $400,000 level seems to me to be about right, that represents about the top 1% of the income earners, the people who got 93% of the income growth our last year and that seems to be enough, but i think there's some flexibility there. >> it's about making sure that we can live within our means and address the real problem and that's spending. i kind of feel like i'm a lifeguard and we've got to save as many people from drowning in higher taxes as we can. >> clayton: that seems to be the new threshold
with the winds. but look at this, 12 inches, a foot plus of snow possible in western new york. the worst of it tonight until tomorrow in new york state. and then we will begin to see this move out. hefty total of snow. here is the movement as we head toward early tomorrow. you see new york, new york state ensconced in snow. western pennsylvania as well. then by thursday morning, it is still there, and into maine and finally pushes all out. so victor, we're not done with this here. we have another two days, good news all the severe threat coming to an end by tonight and snow still a factor with the winds. >> rough weather on the start of the christmas travel season. rough weather on the back end of it. >> that's right. >> hopefully people make it through. alexandra steele, thank you for that. >>> a lot of people had the families in newtown in their hearts and on their minds over the christmas holiday. there is now a plan to save the thousands of the items honoring the sandy hook school shooting victims. the flowers, the signs, the teddy bears and the tributes will become part of a sacred
-old jack pinto, a new york giants fan, and noah pozner, whose twin sister survived the shooting. we are also learning new information about the connecticut state police investigation, including that the gunman, adam lanza, had enough ammunition if given more time to shoot hundreds of students in the halls of sandy hook. >> every single facet of the weapons will be analyzed. every single round of ammunition will be looked at and examined for any kind of physical evidence. i alluded yesterday to the volume of rounds, for example, that were seized or recovered. each singular round will be examined. >> president obama last night visited with families who lost loved ones inside that school. here, he is holding slain principal dawn hochsprung's baby granddaughter. the president sat among the mourners of newtown at the vigil and told them they are not alone in their grief. >> all across this land of ours, we have wept with you. we pulled our children tight. >> in this speech, one he penned largely on his own, the president promised the people of that community that their loss would not go
okay. the other funeral for young jack pinto also age 6 a huge sportsmsports fan a big new york giants fan. he was recognized yesterday by wide receiver victor cruise who wrote rip jack pinto rest in peace on his cleats also jack pinto my hero the words of victor cruise that contacted the family. there's likely a meeting between that family and one of his heros in life victor cruise. he loves sports, basketball, baseball, wrestling. in a family statement late today they said a joy whose wide reach bee lied his six short years. >> the funerals through out the week there will be many more lives to remember then. as for the investigation and the school behind me we are at the point where it's about as close as you can get to the school sandy hook elementary. it's about 100 yards down dickinson road behind the firehouse. police are telling me it is considered a crime scene until further notice. there is no telling when and if this school may open again. we saw several moving vans go down the driveway and leave with entire 18-wheelers loaded with desks and chairs. they have been moved to a
heroes made the town their own. the new york giants wore the school's initials on their helmets. the new england patriots sent up 26 flares to honor the victims, and the players on the miami heat hugged their own children during a moment of silence. after tucson, fort hood, aurora, and oak creek, it is newtown that may end up being the inflexion point for measurable change. president obama suggested as much last night. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end and to end them we must change. >> it's monday, december 17th. joining me today msnbc contributor and editor of the grio.com joy reid, former pennsylvania governor ed rendell, deputy new york city mayor howard wolfson and editor of the "new york times" magazine edward lindgren. jansing and company's chris jansing joins us now. you have been on the road a lot this year to some very terrible places in the wake of some very serious american tragedies, but this one, if i dare say it, seems a little bit different. give us your sense of your take on the move -- as far as the mood on the ground and how the community is r
weapons ban. even the "new york post," did you see that? >> up rupert murdoch's "new york post." >> stephanie: what's going on? there is a disconnect between murdoch and fox news. >> even though o'reilly said we may need to look at some sensible gun control. >> stephanie: maybe. >> hannity didn't think so but o'reilly did. >> stephanie: yeah. this is a question we've been asking. the "new york post" says has technology rendered the second amendment to the u.s. constitution obsolete? in the wake of the new shooting to reform gun laws. the application of modern laws. the post offered an answer, yes. weapons designed expressly to kill human beings and modified wink wing to meet the federal machine gun ban have no legitimate place in american society. echoing rupert murdoch. they said time to get rid of them. after the shooting, murdoch tweeted when will politicians find the courage to ban automatic weapons. again, seems like thank god is there really a minimum a place that we're starting at least? and again l
-shawn shootout at a house fire in rochester, new york. it appears that the blaze was set at a trap. correspondent david lee miller has details. hello. >> doug, authorities say a convicted killer paroled after serving 17 years in prison was responsible for the deadly ambush that killed two firefighters in upstate new york, outside of rochester. police are trying to figure out a motive for the rampage. >> predawn call to volunteerment for to put out this house blaze ended in tragedy. firefighters were met with gunfire. one of the injured described the scene in a call for help to a radio dispatcher. >> we're shot at, multiple firemen down. i think he used assault rifles. multiple firemen down. working fire. >> two firefighters for killed. one of woman worked as police officer. two others were seriously wounded. >> this is still an active investigation. but at first blush it appear it was a trap. >> police arrived and opened fire on shooter. gunman who took his own life identified as 62-year-old william spangleer. he had a criminal past. >> spangler was a convicted felon. he is not allowed to possess
for the new york giants. top pick. he set an all-time record . 52-twen was the final. go to ben roethlisberger, coming off of injury. big catch. mike wallace no realationn to chris. the chargers go on to win 34-24. that's what happened with the sports. big upset with the vikings and home of the bears. >> steve:-> chris wallace did you watch his power player, his dog. what a moving tribute. winston. what a life that had . a hole in their heart now he passed. >> gretchen: sorry i missed it. on a lighter note. what do airline workers think about the rest of us . have you ever done this to a flight attendant. apparently they do that when they want the flight attendant's attention. that is hated happen when people fly and are rude. 92 they looked and talked to 700 airline employees in 85 country, hey, i could use a coke over here . people trying to get off of the plane before the pilot gives the okay . stuffing too much in the overhead and charging to checked bags. you can understand it. on both sides of the aisle. >> brian: what bothers me, people ame as i am waiting in the back in the head. reall
, in much of upstate new york, they've canceled preemptively the flights out of there for tomorrow and here's why. here is the big snow picture. kind of the snow sweet spot from cleveland through i-90 and in toward buffalo, rochester, syracuse, so it is all lifting to the north. the same storm that we have seen bring feet of snow elsewhere. so going a little bit closer, you can see very dark white is heavy snow, maybe 1, 2 inches an hour. and right along the lakefront, cleveland, erie, buffalo and points down. so i-86, i-90, i-80, i-80 tonight we'll watch the snow lift farther north and then driving perilous conditions tomorrow. really in upstate new york and western new york. and part of the problem is is that we thought thehave these i strong winds. right now indy gusting to 33 miles an hour. as far south as nashville, cleveland, as well, 32-mile-per-hour wind gusts. and that axis of winds is pushing into the northeast for upstate no, late tonight and really balance of tomorrow. in terms of the blizzard, there's the blizzard warning now. it's down to just a few counties. in north central
bargains too. alison kosik is in new york. you probably get the best price on things today. >> you would think so. if you ever had any doubts that we're not a nation of procrastinators, think again. 17 million people out in the stores just today. believe it or not, it's not as many as the number of people who hit the stores on black friday weekend. still "consumer reports" put out a survey they conducted september 10th through 17th, and look at what they found. 67% of shoppers, they're not done yet shopping. 14%, they haven't even begun. so today is the first day they're starting their christmas shopping with hours to go. as you said, carol, you're probably going to find a lot of bargains out there for toys, winter clothes, and other items retailers want off their shelves by january. that's not what last-minute shoppers are likely looking for surprisingly. well over half told "consumer reports," they'll just grab a gift card at this point. wine and liquor, they're also popular last-minute shoppers. 27% said they'll give cash. and 4% said, i'll give you an iou. >> come on. >> there are 4%
of the world." >> "end of the world." it's here. no. no, no. >> what's this "new york post" stuff? what's going on? >> i don't know. olympic gold medalist turned prostitute. >> are you serious? >> the thing about the "post," they are always on the pulse. >> exclusive piece or is it in "the times," too? >> here's -- i'm glad it's going on in new york. they're getting ready for the holiday season. >> they've got their eye on the ball. >> i don't know what's going on there. >> let's just throw those away. john boehner had a bad night last night. >> yeah. a picture on the front page of "the new york times" seemed to say it all. >> yeah, my goodness. >> look at his face. >> he said a prayer last night. he undertook a gambit. he decided that he was going to walk away from negotiations and try to get republicans to support a tax increase on people making $1 million or more. without any spending cuts on the other side. and conservatives told him no. >> when we -- when this first came up, we talked about it on the air. you talked with chuck and had an exchange with chuck on this. you asked if he would t
to celebrate christmas. back to you in new york. merry christmas and we'll check back in later. >> pime in virginia, waking up to a white christmas. charlottesville is a beautiful town. big tornado threat . look at the weather maps. we'll show you the current temperatures it is cold out there. two degrees in rapid stee and in minneapolis . we are big problems that are happening for todaytomorrow and thursday that causes a lot of difficulties for travel. you know what, i have my clicker. >> you have had tech problems. rick lost his ipad. >> get it together. what is going on. >> this is it a tech problem. can you fix it >> there is it big fog problems in atlanta. they can't see 10 feet. >> i will show you weather maps and there is big fog. we could have talked about the biggest tonch torn outbreak. houston to alabama and any place in between. watch that closely . >> thoo is frustrating if you are trying to travel get to your family. you want to be home. >> you need to be safe more than anything . >> if you have an option of going to a basement or not, choose the one with the basement. cou
started to pile into times square for tonight's big ball drop. we'll take you live to new york city when the news edge returns. irene, drop the itch. we dropped the itch, you can too. with maximum strength scalpicin®. it's not a shampoo so you can stop intense itch fast, wherever you are. i dropped the itch. free yourself from embarrassing scalp itch. drop the itch with maximum strength scalpicin®. also available scalpicin® 2 in 1, itch relief plus dandruff control. >>> so where will you be withl the ball drops tonight? nearly 1 million people are expected to crowd that times square in new york city. craig boswell was live. has the party started yet? >> reporter: it certainly has.ce good evening, look, peopleok , started streaming into times square early this afternoon,af right around 3:00 p.m. eastern time. they started, we're between 46th and 47th.nd they started getting into the viewing sections so they could get a good spot. basically, as you said, about a million people.io i'm surrounded by a million of my closest friends. we can say while 2012 has its ups, it had its downs, ever
to newark. even though he spenz his time in new york. >> i love cory booker. leave him alone. >> the one republican here loves cory booker. >> so now the big issue he wants to represent in 2014, he wants to run for president. 2014 you have a democratic, frank lautenberg who will be 90 in 2014. he's not said he's retiring. frank lautenberg made the biggest mistake he left the senate after three terms. he left the senate. he was miserable for two years he told everybody who asked the biggest mistake he ever made. he caught a break in 2002 when they put him back on the ballot. take a lot to get him out of there but booker could beat him. >> the e.r.a. the potential race that i'm excited about, sanford v sanford an i'm not talking about the 1891 supreme court case. i'm talking about mark appalachian trail sanford who is rumored to want to run for tim scott's south carolina '01 seat but in a too good to be true twist so does his ex-wife jenni. >> love it. >> amazing. >> it is a movie. >> i hope this happens just so we can talk about it for however long that lasts. >> is this a woody allen mov
her oath of office. joining me now is new york congresswoman carolyn mccarthy. also joining me msnbc's chris jansing, who has been here in newtown, connecticut, covering the story since the day of the shooting. congresswoman mccarthy, this kind of incident i know, and i've heard you say on other shows, takes you back to that experience, getting the call about what happened on the long island railroad. tell us what it's like and how that was actually able to drive you to what has become your new career and this cause. >> going back all those years ago, it was actually when my son -- he had been in the hospital icu. they didn't expect him to live for quite a few months, but it was during rehab when he was learning how to speak again that he finally asked the question what happened? how could this happen here in america? how could it happen on long island? i didn't have the answers, but i told him i would find out those answers, and the more i certainly looked into it, i decided that i was going to become an activist and try to save any family from going through what we went through. i
for tomorrow at 11:00 in arlington. >>> a disturbing scene out of new york city, where police say a man has died after being pushed onto the subway tracks. it happened in front of a northbound train in queens. they're looking for a woman in her 20s when fled the station. it's unclear whether the man and woman knew each other. this is the second time this month someone has died as a result of being pushed onto the subway tracks. >>> in russia, president vladimir putin signed a bill banning americans from adopting russian children. let's take a live look now from the russian embassy here in d.c. if we could. the law putin signed is reportedly in retailation for a new law in the u.s. that calls for sanctions against russian officials for human rights abuses. it takes effect january 1st and it also blocks dozens of children already in the process of being adopted by americans from leaving russia. >>> still ahead at 7:00, a closer look at the fiscal cliff fight and what it would take to get a deal done. >> plus, moving on out, after pounding the nation for days, a monster winter storm is finally
crime. >>> and final preps underway for the annual new year's eve bash in new york city. we will have the latest from times square when we return. @? >>> some of the stories making headlines this morning. the first legal action is underway in connection to the school shooting in newtown, connecticut. a lawyer has asked to sue the state of connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year- old survivor. the lawyer claims the state failed to protect the child from foreseeable harm. states are generally immune from such lawsuits so the suit cannot go forward unless the state agrees to allow it. >>> scary moments in phoenix arizona this weekend. a woman was kidnapped and forced to rob her bank. coworkers arrived to work saturday morning and found the woman with some kind of device around her neck. fortunately bomb squad crews were able to remove the device. it turned out not to be explosive. the suspect is still on the loose, still unclear whether any money was actually stolen. >>> protesters are gathering once again in the indian capitol of new delhi following the death of a woman who
was carrying about 40 people. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton remains in a new york city hospital this morning after doctors discovered a blood clot stemming from a concussion that she had earlier this movement a spokesperson for clinton says she is being treated with medication and will most likely stay in the hospital for the next 48 hours. the clot was discovered yesterday during a follow-up appointment. >>> we could be one step closer to having wireless access thousands of miles up in the air. the federal communications commission has approved an application process allowing airlines to have a broad band internet license. now, airlines need permission from the fcc and faa to access satellite waves during the flight. >>> coming up next, forget the golden touch. >> how about the burgundy and gold touch? we'll take a look at what a redskins win means for prince george's county. >> we got cold overnight. temperature falling back into the 20s right now. cold start to your day. should be an okay day. we'll have a look at your new year's eve forecast coming up as will after the break
plans. good morning, welcome to "starting point." chilly in new york city. 7:00 in the morning. i'm alina cho in new york. >> and i'm dana bash in washington. monday, december 24th. christmas eve. "starting point" begins right now. >> and our "starting point," a u.s. contractor in kabul gunned down and killed this morning by a woman wearing an afghan police uniform. it happened inside kabul's police headquarters. the latest in a string of suspected green on blue attacks that are hitting morale and eroding trust in allies there. our pentagon correspond respondent barbara starr up early for us working her sources. joins us live from washington with more. >> good morning, alina. in the last few minutes, our nato sources are confirming privately that, indeed, it was an american citizen. a contractor shot and killed by a woman, an afghan woman in a police uniform inside kabul police headquarters. what is not known at this point or they are not saying, whether this woman was an afghan police officer or came into possession of the uniform, stole it. we have seen these kinds of incidents
. phillips'. >>> the opening bell just rang on wall street. you see numbers at the new york national guard there for that wonderful occasion to get their picture taken opening up the markets. the market is opening slightly higher following president obama's announcement that he would cut his vacation short to deal with fiscal cliff negotiations. hoping that the real estate market would bolster the economy in 2013. we are learning that holiday sales this year were the weakest since 2008. they had a grim outlook for a fiscal cliff deal and the impact of the tragedy in newtown. on the radar this morning, chilling details in the christmas eve firefighter ambush. we could find out soon who will be saying aloha to the senate and a broken record in the house of representatives. new details out of webster, new york. william spangler set a car and house on fire and ambushed firefighters, opening fire on them as they arrive on the scene. police found a note he left behind saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and do what i like doing best, killing people. a convicted felon who spent 17 year
loved the new york giants and his favorite player victor cruz wore his name on the cleats during sunday's game. >> to have my jersey and to be his favorite flare and -- player so much they want to bury him with it it was unreal and i said i was honored. >> reporter: there's so many pain for all close to a friday's shooting. connecticut governor malloy wiped away tears recalling the moment he informed parents their children died. and now he will attend so many funerals. >> you see little coughins and -- coffins and your heart has toic a. >> reporter: new information about the 20-year-old shooter paints a picture of a man who seemed to be unraveling. for years his mother shared his strugwell people at newtown bar and restaurant according to the owners. and nancy's friends say she told them in the last few months adam was so troubled he wouldn't leave the house. >> she home schooled him and everything and like i say i knew he was on medication but that's all i know. >> reporter: a former baby sitter says he was told to never leave adam alone. >> never go to the bathroom or turn your back o
speaker john boehner says they will review the request by the president. new york and new jersey originally asked for a combined $79 billion in aide. the states' governors say they are grateful for any help. >>> the supreme court taking up the controversial issue of gay marriage. the high court agreed to hear two important cases, prop 8 out of california and doma out of new york. a federal court recently overturned prop 8 after the measure passed by voters. the court will decide if doma violates the fifth amendment of equal protection under the law that applies to same-section couples legally married in other states. >>> today is a very happy day for same-section couples in washington state. it is the first day they can marry under the new law, legalizing gay marriage. couples began lining up for licenses early thursday morning. some courthouses opened up at midnight for the ceremonies to take place. several local judges also donated their time to marry the couples. ceremonies are expected all day today. >>> last week, washington state became the latest state to legalize marijuan
correspondent susan candiotti is live in new york. a week after the tragedy and people are still shocked by this senseless crime. now this statement by the nra, which can only be described as extraordinary, the statement that mr. lapierre gave yesterday. why would armed guards in schools -- you know, why would they ever work or how could they ever work? >> well, i mean, that is the debatable question, isn't it. for example, in columbine in 1999 there was an armed guard in that school, and yet those two students were able to kill 13 people at that school. so, you know, all week, miguel, as you know, most americans were waiting to hear what the nra had to say, what thould they talk a adding background checks, a ban on assault weapon, what about restricting the size of ammo clips. but instead we all heard the statement that they made. well, among the opinions we sampled, we of course talked with people in newtown, the site of that massacre, and for the most part people not impressed by the nra's comments. >> the only way to fight fire is with fire. so if you've got somebody that's armed and
of friday. a lot of people were frankly shocked by your presentation. he was the "new york post," conservative publication, and there's the headline "gun nut, nra loon in bizarre rant." and "the hartford courant." headline says that the nra's response falls flat. the congressman from the district of newtown, chris murphy "walking out of another funeral and was handed the nra statement. the most tone deaf statement i've ever seen. just the reaction to the reaction to your words? >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools, then call me crazy. i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that will keep people safe, and the nra is going to try to do that. we're going to support an immediate appropriation before congress to put police officers in every school and we're going to work with asa hutchinson who has agreed to work with us to put together a voluntary program drawing on retired military, drawing on retired police, on former secret service, on all of these people that can actually go in and make our kids safe
was struck by when i read the names in the black box on the front page of the "new york times". you had three types of people. you had women. you had teachers. you had children. that's a pretty good base, a foundation for a real serious movement, and i think that, you know, on the other hand, i was watching "meet the press" with diane finestein, but some of the things she said was you see where the temz of the deal already are. they talk about the assault weapons ban that they're working on, that she's working on, and it exempts, she noted, as a virtue of the bill that it exempts 900 specific types of guns, and you see something like that, and you're, like, that's the bill that we're hoping for, you know? that's where things are right now, and that is, you know -- i don't think that's going to be the things that keeps kids safe in schools. >> we can do better than that. to go back to joy's point, the nra is a paper tiger. i come from the second largest nra membership state in the union. pennsylvania has more nra members than any state other than texas. i won three statewide elections by 10%,
early this morning. that bralanedwars acquired by the new york jets had a ham string. >> steve: joel is america's biggest jet's fan. >> gretchen: that is insider information. >> brian: he had a bounce in the step. >> gretchen: luckily i know who that is. should we kick off the show with headlines. we now know the identity of the shooter in the mall . he had no history of trouble but his ex-girlfriend said he quit his job in the derks li and sold all of his belongings and bought a ticket to hawaii. >> she wishes to express shock and grief the events in the shopping she has no explanation or understanding of her son's behavior. >> ros killed a 54 year old nurse and 45 year old father of two, steven forsyth. a 15 year old was seriously injured . robertson took his own life. late last night john fee -- macfee arrived in the united states. >> this morning i was in jail and today here i am. i am not worried at all. if i am in front of a court they will not send me back. they have no evidence . >> gretchen: macfee is wanted in the country of bealize for the murder of his neighbor. we'll hea
back for another season. a.j. hammer of "showbiz tonight" is in new york. >> "the x factor" has had a few shakeups in the past year. judge l.a. reid is leaving after the season wraps up. they're in the second season. this was confirmed by a spokesperson for epic records where reid is the chairman and ceo. we're told he made the decision so he could concentrate on his responsibilities with the record labels. obviously a pretty big job and keeps him busy so the label teld us reid really needs to turn his full attention to his day job. now the show has seen quite a few other changes over the past year, some turnover with britney spears and demi lovato. two new hosts, khloe kardashian odum and reid enjoyed the final broadcast and good news for him winding things down to see country singer tate stevens being voted by fans into next week's finals so the third season of "x factor" firing up without l.a. reid and at this point it's anyone's guess who will replace him. >> is the show not doing well? what is going on? >> from the beginning it never up with simon cowell's expectations and what
. >> i'm just scared. he's my youngest son. >> reporter: linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> you have to feel for that mom. let's hope this ends okay. let's go to josh. >> let's hope so, indeed. >>> we're going to turn to a video we cannot get enough of. we showed you this memorable wrestling match yesterday. the middle schoolers teaching us all life lessons. "good morning america" salutes you both, jared stevens and justin kievit. at first glance, this may look like an ordinary wrestling match between two seven graders. with one boy defeating the other. but on this day, both of these 12-year-olds left the mat as victors. and to call this extraordinary doesn't even begin to describe it. take a closer look. you see, jared stevens has cerebral palsy. but he doesn't let that stop him. he wants to wrestle. >> he asked coach if he could get on the mat. that's when we asked the coach, you know, what do we have to do to make that happen? >> reporter: he started practicing. and then -- >> the next logical question for somebody who's practicing with a wrestling team, hey, coach, i want to get
this photo was released by olivia's mother and appeared in the new york post this morning and as we continue to talk about what unfolded that day and of course, you look at the horrible images and many people were reminded what happened and unfolded in columbine, of course. then on friday, this was exacerbated this discussion about gun control and whether or not there should be armed guards in every school put forward by the n.r.a. if you think about one town in marlboro, new jersey has adopted now what appears to be a program, they've certainly moved quickly on this, going to permit an armed cop in each of the nine schools starting on january 2nd. >> kelly: they actually launched this prior to the n.r.a., something they were putting in place on the heels of what took place at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. they wanted to do something, the mayor of that town said we will spare no expense, we must take care of our children and why they're putting armed guards in all of their schools, getting back to what the n.r.a. said, the n.r.a. wayne laperriere said the only way to
guy who loved new york giants. and noah pozner, the youngest of the 26 victims who died on friday morning. he is a twin. his sister survived. >> still doesn't know how her twin brother died. president obama here, trying to bring comfort to the inconsolable, promised to use his powers, everything he can do as president to end this kind of madness. >> this is our first task. caring for our children. can we truly say as a nation that we're meeting our obligations? >> three around. >> come down now. one, two, three, ready, and go. ♪ come now all my >> we're remembering the fallen, all of them. a little more about victims like this girl are you seeing right here, ana marquez-greene, this little girl who loved to sing and write love letters to her parents. of course, as we focus on the victims that will be our main focus. but we talk about the suspected shooter, how police say he got into the school and why he may have been targeting the sandy hook elementary school to begin with. >> we start off telling you about the first of 20 funerals for children. sandra endo, today will be one o
-minute shoppers. mara is braving crowds in herald square in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good moshg. the doors opened the at 7:00 a.m., and stores are opening their door early and offering deep discounts and big deals to try and lure the last-minute shoppers and those procrastinators are expected to flood malls like this all over the country. this year christmas is on a tuesday, so shoppers had tli-day weekend to get it done, but it doesn't mean they have. it's estimated that two-thirds of shoppers wait until the last minute, that including 17 million people that continue to shop today on christmas eve. what are some popular items for gifts for christmas eve? gift cards and jewelry are bill sellers for all those last minute shoppers. holiday sales can account for 40% of annual sales, so retailers are really hoping these last minute shoppers help them get over a sluggish few weeks. there was a booming black friday and sales slowed in early december. analysts say the lingering effects of hurricane sandy and concerns over the fiscal cliff have put a damper on things battle in terms of
the opening bell at the new york stock exchange. expect cautious investors today when wall street kicks off the trading for the week. fiscal cliff talks and a reserve meeting midweek could shift the markets, bri markets,. ringing the opening bell at the exchange, the financial services company blackrock. >>> hugo chavez returns to cuba to undergo another cancer operation. chavez left in the middle of the night just a day after telling his country the cancer was back. in is his fourth surgery since being diagnosed with cancer last year. >>> today former south african president nelson mandela is facing a day of medical tests in the hospital. the 94-year-old has suffered health problems in recent years. the nation's current president says mandela is doing well but offered no details on his condition. mandela is a nobel laureate who fought against racial segregation. >>> former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich isn't sounding too optimistic about his party's chances about winning back the white house in 2016, especially if it stays in its current form. in fact, gingrich thinks it'
with a closer look at the fiscal cliff negotiation. >> and we'll check in on the final preps in new york before tonight's main event. >> and as we head to break, let's take a live look outside. the latest weather and traffic from tucker and langdon coming up next. time now is 7:25. dinner's ready. [ female announcer ] hamburger helper stroganoff. beefy. creamy. stroganoffy. helpers. forty dishes, all delicious. i just finished a bowl of your light chicken pot pie soup and it was so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> welcome back. hundreds of thousands of people will pack times square tonight to ring in 2013 and make sure everything runs smoothly, yesterday workers tested the iconic crystal ball that will drop. decorated with 32,000 lights and new york city police will observe a tradition of their own keeping an eye on public safety. every year, thousands of extra officers to assist with crowd control there. >> for anyone partying
huckabee. >> thank you very much. great audience thank you from huckabee fox news studios in new york city. >> for the past few weeks i have 48 city scarlet i met several hundred who watch the show every week. there is political gridlock on both parties and many of you are concerned about the country. your kids and grand kids could have a better life in you. the recurring theme i heard over and over was the sense that our leaders weren't leading and they aren't listening. the elections accident a clear message. they said meet the new boss instesame as the old boss. same president, same senate, same house. we truly made have will sunk the titanic. we may have put too much hope in human beings could have solved problems in many cases not nearly as booed good at it. you at least balance your checkbook at home and you pay your bills and you show up for work. washington hasn't balanced it's checkbook. it has to borrow money from the chinese to pay its bills. barely shows any real work or progress on our behalf. maybe they just aren't listening to us any more. it occurred to me if they won't lis
the people in new jersey and new york are not left high and drive. because it's a national issue. when there's an emergency, we just don't all say, everybody on their own. which is often your theory. no, everybody in this country isn't always on their own. we are a national community. and when there's a tragedy, when there's some kind of event in new jersey, new york, we all have a responsibility, accountability. don't use that as a dodge for saying, let's act. the auto industry would have been on its -- just destroyed. >> about 1.5 million jobs, i might add. >> absolutely. and we had accountability there. >> let me get a word in here. i know you want to dominate the conversation -- >> no, i want you to get to the point. >> we now agree there should be additional language in the legislation to have accountability. that is a great point. so far there wasn't that accountability when you voted in the past on a bailout to states in this area. it's good that we moved that point. i look forward to working with you to provide that accountability. >> there was accountability in terms of help for gm
know according to the "new york times" most football -- most nfl players according to the "new york times" own firearms for protection, for the same reason that everybody else, that half the households in america own firearms for lawful protection. you know, you talk about -- >> right, but there is, as you know -- >> -- you never cover self-defense cases that happen all over this country, too, and were in the newspaper. i have a stack of them right next to me here. those never get on your show. you only talk about the people who misuse the guns and never about the people like the 79-year-old grandmother in houston or the young mother in oklahoma who defended her 3 month old baby from intruders coming into her house. there is a good side and a bad side to guns and you focus only on the bad side. >> well, no, i don't, because statistically as you well know, the prevalence of gun incidents when people have guns in the home in a domestic sense where they go off accidentally or they take them against their partners or whatever it may be, is dramatically increased if you have guns in the
of people who feel like doug cast does who writes with me with a piece in "the new york times" saying that -- >> most stuff is nontaxable accounts any way. most stocks that people won't be as motivated to sell as people think. of course that doesn't necessarily deal with the increase in payroll taxes and the whole recession side of it. it does deal with the stock market side in terms of selling. >> why not say, listen, fiscal cliff, i have to cut numbers. i have to cut guidance. i think many ceos will cut guidance because of the possibility that the amt is going to -- this alternative minimum tax, people don't know they have to write a check for $3,500 at the end of the year. once you jump over the cliff, you can reverse the payroll tax. senator corker who is terrific and had good privilege of talking with him this weekend, we both know you can't reverse amt. once you go over the cliff, amt is insidious. it's hard to figure out. >> in terms of negotiations we will sit here day after day, is it more theatrics, are they really stalled, will we get down to something at the end of the day
. some parts of the world are already no longer here. >> for example, capitol hill. >> yes. "the new york post" reporting many people are stocking up on goods for emergencies. some people looking for one final fling at parties, social media apparently. i swear this story is completely unrelated. he resigned as south carolina's governor after admitting he ran off to argentina to be with his mistress. now mark sanford is launching a political comeback he is going to run for a seat that was vacated by tim scott. >>> mayor cory booker has revealed his plan for his political future. there had been speculation he would challenge republican governor chris christie. but that is no longer in the cards. >> i will explore the possibility of running for the united states senate in 2014. >> so booker hopes to replace senator frank lautenberg, a democrat whose temp ends in 2019. lautenberg has not said he's retiring yet. >> he does not look like he needs to retire immediately. >> democratic party gets 40% of the votes, president obama for minority voter has a grand total of african-american senators? t
the #1 gastroenterologist recommended probiotic. align. >>> good morning, new york. look at that great shot. come over after two strong days of gains, u.s. markets closed lower yesterday. stock futures are down this morning as fiscal cliff talks stall in washington. >> so here's the deal. you can see a delay in getting your tax refund next year unless congress moves on the fiscal cliff soon. this is going to hurt all of us. christine has details. >> we're already there. tax season starts in a couple weeks. you're going to start getting 1099s at the end of january and you have companies -- the government can't change in just one week or two weeks. if you're talking about having to make retro active tax changes, i mean it's really a mess. i want to talk about the amt in particular here. you know, the irs acting director warned congress about a real problem with not passing an amt patch. if the amt patch goes away, every year we patch this amt. amt was meant to make sure that rich people paid a minimum amount of tax now because of the way congress designed it in the infinite black wisdom.
, but it was reported previously that perhaps it was an altercation, again, and lieutenant paul vance, new yorking that down. as we learn more about the victims of this tragedy in midtown community is coming together to support each other as well. ♪ emotional vigils continued tonight and today. and president obama will travel to newtown to meet with the victim's families and peter, what can you tell us. >> kelly, i can tell you that around here, it's still, it's very hard for folks to deal with especially since yesterday we found out that 16 of the 26 victims inside sandy hook elementary school were born in 2006, another four born in 2005 and there have been memorials popping up. and the park we're sang there. a group of sandy hook elementary school students in the school when it was evacuated, in the firehouse, they were holding a yard sale selling their toys and their things, trying to raise money for the affected families, really for their classmates. there have been many more folks in this area, lit candles and hung posters or balloons and many, many more have attended vigils and a very touc
to speak to in new york. she could go to europe and speak to yacht. she could people to the european parliament. >> bill: she'll make a lot of money giving speeches. >> she could and keep herself relevant until late -- by keeping herself out of the campaign rakes she keeps the target minimized. she's a very polarizing figure. lots of things for her critics to attack her on. the longer -- >> bill: real quick, do you expect a book from the woman? >> oh, yeah. absolutely. >> bill: okay. now, there is another woman in the c.i.a., and i want to spend a lot of time. about this woman who tracked down bin laden and then got into all kinds of trouble. do we know who this woman is? do you know her? >> yeah. we do believe we know who she is. we're not going to use her name on the program. but it's believed she was an analyst at c.i.a.'s afpac analysis unit, afghanistan and pakistan. she was an early believer that you could use -- you could track the courier system through al-qaeda in and around the cities, not the caves of pakistan, to get to bin laden. she was write about that. she was passed
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